Posted by razzbuffnik on 15th February 2008
I think that most people would recognize this chair
It’s the model 14 Thonet bentwood chair designed by Michael Thonet in 1859. It’s still a very popular design that is still being produced and I’ve seen Thonet chairs all around the world in various cafes and restaurants. It’s a real design icon.
I was in Melbourne two weeks ago and I went to the National Gallery of Victoria where I saw this amazing Thonet bentwood cradle.
Although it doesn’t have the same paired back classic look of the model 14 chair, the cradle is still is a tour de force of bentwood.